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Requirements for new submission
Authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single word file to be used in the refereeing process.
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A template to guide authors in the preparation of the manuscript can be downloaded here.
Authorship credit should be based on: (i) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (ii) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) Final approval of the version to be submitted for publication. All of these conditions should be met by all authors. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. All authors must agree on the sequence of authors listed before submitting the article. All authors must agree to designate one author as the corresponding author for the submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to arrange the whole manuscript according to the requirements to dialogue with the co-authors during the peer-reviewing and proofing stages and to also act on behalf.
Publications in JUAPS are in English language. Authors whose first language is not English should ensure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British is accepted). language and copy-editing services are provided by the JUAPS; hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services prior to submission. Authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.
Submission to JUAPS journal proceeds totally online, and authors will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the manuscript files. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document (*.doc or *.docx), that can be used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures and tables are encouraged to be embedded and included in the main manuscript file.
There are no strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, and References. Please ensure that all figures and tables are embedded and included in the main manuscript file.
The authors are instructed to submit their revised manuscript in Word document (*.doc or *.docx). Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. To avoid unnecessary errors, the authors are strongly advised to use 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' for the submitted manuscript.
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Manuscript Submission and Declaration
While submitting a manuscript to JUAPS, all contributing author(s) must verify that the manuscript represents authentic and valid work and that neither this manuscript nor one with significantly similar content under their authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, including electronically in the same form, in English. All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof.
Manuscript Submission and Verification
Manuscripts should not be submitted to another Journal or under consideration by any other Journals. Copies of related or possibly duplicated materials (including those containing significantly similar content or using the same data) that have been published previously or are under consideration for another publication must be provided at the time of online submission.
Submitted Manuscripts should be structured as Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements, and References submitted in a file with limited size. The text should not exceed 25 double-spaced typewritten A4 pages with 25 mm margins on all sides and should be printed on one side only, and all pages should be numbered. A cover letter signed by the corresponding author should be sent with the manuscript. Each manuscript component should begin on a new page. See the JUAPS template Downloaded Here.
The first page of the manuscript includes the title (capitalize only the first letter) of the article, followed by a one-line space and the names of all authors (no degrees) and their addresses for correspondence, including the e-mail address of the corresponding author. The first letter of each name and main word should be capitalized. The title, author's name, and affiliation should be centered on the width of the typing area.
The title of the manuscript should be up to 17 words and should not contain the names of locations, countries, or cities of the research as well as abbreviations. Avoid complicated and technical expressions, and do not use vague expressions.
-- Abstract and Keywords
Abstarct should be between 150 to 250 words that sketches the purpose of the study; basic procedures; main findings its novelty; discussions and the principal conclusions, and should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references.
Provide 3 to 5 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not repeat the words of the manuscript title or contain abbreviations and shall be written in alphabetical order and separated by a semicolon.
The introduction should describe the background of the investigation with updated information and state the aim of the study.
-- Materials and Methods
Provide sufficient details to enable the experiments to be reproduced. Support the techniques and methods used with references. Investigations on animals and plants must comply with institutional and/or equivalent guides for the care and use of animals and plants. Metric and standard international units should be used in this section and throughout the manuscript. Specify the computer software used for statistical analysis and define statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols applied.
Present the results and their significance clearly. Graphs and tables should be self-explanatory. Do not repeat in figures or in the text the data presented in tables. Tables and figures should be numbered in the order of their mention in the text.
Deals with critical review and interpretations of the results, and supported by relevant updated references. Repetition of data should be avoided. It should end with brief conclusions. In Short Communications, Results and Discussion may be combined.
This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc., should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, must be mentioned in this section. Thereby, the Grant number of financial support must be included.
-- Conflict of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible. If there is no conflict to be disclosed, a conflict of interest statement must be placed in the manuscript as: "The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this manuscript".
References are listed consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text using Arabic numbers. These references should appear in a numbered list on a separate page at the end of the paper, and written with (APA) system in the list of references.
They should contain the following elements of information as appropriate names (s) of the author (s), (Year), title of the paper or book, name of the Journal, Volume number, page range.
For book, name of the publisher (commercial or institutional) and place of publication (city and country).
Examples of References
-Journal article: AL-Rawi, Z. H., and AL-Hadithiy, Y. K. (2018). Effect of kinetin in growth pepper irrigated with different saline water. Journal of Univeristy of Anbar for Pure Science, 16(2): 1112-1121.
- Book: Beklemishev, W.N. (1969). Principles of comparative anatomy of invertebrates. University of Chicago Press, Edinburghs, pp. 15-58.
-Chapter in a book: Collins, R. L. (1985). On the inheritance of the direction and the degree of asymmetry. In S. D. Glick (ed.), Cerebral Lateralization in Nonhuman Species, New York: Academic Press, pp. 41–71.
-PhD Dissertation: Abdulateef, S. M. (2000). Effects of Different Sounds on Feeding Behavior and Physiological Traits in Broiler Chickens. Doctoral dissertation, University Of Anbar, pp. 122.
- Master's thesis: Abdulateef, S. M. (2000). The Effect Of Injecting Hatching Eggs With Different Concentrations Of Biotin On The Embryonic Development, Productive & Physiological Traits Of The Broiler Chicken, MSc Thesis, University Of Anbar, pp. 123.
Do not submit tables and graphs as a photograph. Tables should be set within the text and should have a clear and rational structure along with consecutive numerical order. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules. All tables should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). Give enough information in subtitles so that each table is understandable without referring to the text. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source as a reference at the end of the table caption. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body, authors have the sole responsibility for securing the necessary permission.
Figures/ illustrations should be in high-quality artwork, within 200-300 dpi. Ensure that figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. Figures should be set within the text. The following remarks should be applied to the figures:
-Each figure should have a concise caption (below the Figure) describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text of the manuscript.
-No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the caption.
-Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
-Identify previously published material by giving the original source as a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
All contributing authors should qualify for authorship.
Authorship credit should be based on substantial contribution to the conception, design, execution, or analysis and interpretation of data. All authors should be involved in drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, must have read and approved the final version of the manuscript, and must approve of its submission to this journal.
OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION
All papers published in JUAPS are open access and distributed under the Open Access License Agreement. Under this license, all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the “Creative Commons Attribution License for CC-BY-4.0” which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
User License Agreement
JUAPS provides access to archived material through JUAPS archives. Manuscripts are the parts of an open archive that are made freely available from the JUAPS website after a certain period, which begins from the final publication date of the manuscript. Users or readers of the authors’ manuscript also need to be clear about how they can use the manuscript. All articles published under open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by a Creative Commons user license called "Creative Common Attribution CC-BY-4.0” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
ROLE OF FUNDING SOURCE
Authors are requested to clearly identify who provided financial support for the conduct of research and/or preparation of the article and briefly describe the role of the funder/sponsor in any part of the work, including design and conduct of the study, data collection, data management, data analysis and interpretation, preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript. The following rules should be followed:
- The sentence should begin with: ‘This work was supported by …’.
- The full official funding agency name should be given in an expandable form, not in an abbreviated form.
- Grant numbers should be complete and accurate and provided in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number ABX CDXXXXXX]’.
- Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers ABX CDXXXXXX, EFX GHXXXXXX]’.
- Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency).
ERRORS IN PUBLISHED PAPERS
When an author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the manuscript. Finally, the corresponding author should be ensured that all appropriate co-authors included in the paper have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
PLAGIARISM PREVENTION AND VIOLATION OF PUBLICATION ETHICS
All manuscripts under review or published with JUAPS are subject to screening using Plagiarism plagiarism-prevention software called iThenticate. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. Other violations include duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification, and improper credit of author contribution. Thus, Plagiarism or Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable, and submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. It is necessary to mention that JUAPS may ignore the similarity of a manuscript by more than 20%.
The development of CrossCheck is a service that helps editors to verify the originality of papers. CrossCheck is powered by the iThenticate software from iParadigms, known in the academic community as a provider of iThenticate. For a searchable list of all journals in the CrossCheck database, please visit: iThenticate
All new submissions to JUAPS are automatically screened using CrossCheck within the editorial Board. Editorial Board Member may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication. The default similarity report view gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript that overlaps with one or more published articles. Figures and equations cannot be checked at present. Note that a high similarity score does not necessarily indicate plagiarized text. A similarity score of 30% could mean 30% text in common with one source but could equally mean 1% text in common with 30 different sources. Re-used text that has been legitimately cited in the Bibliography may all contribute to the similarity score. The subject knowledge of an editorial expert is vital in order to interpret the CrossCheck report and determine whether there are any grounds for concern.
SUBMISSION FINAL CHECKLIST
- Read the Journal’s Guide for Authors and make sure that the manuscript (text, tables, and figures) meets Journal requirements.
- The manuscript contains the main sections outlined in the Journal’s Guide for Authors.
- Spell-check the manuscript.
- All authors must read the Ethics in publishing, Plagiarism prevention, Violation of publication ethics, and Handling cases of misconduct before being submitted to the JUAPS.
- The Manuscript has been read and approved by all listed authors.
- Not only the Corresponding Author but also the contributors of the manuscript are advised to be registered at the journal website in order to keep their names in the manuscript bio-sketches.
USE OF DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes, i.e., When the authors use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.
CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION
Permit others to distribute and copy the manuscript, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from manuscript (such as a translation), to include in a collective work, to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation. Further details are found at Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
ARTICLE PUBLICATION FEES
Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model.
In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution. Journal of University of Anbar for Pure Science (JUAPS) is an Open Access journal; therefore, publishing an article in this journal requires a payment of $100 US upon an accepted manuscript to be published. There is no submission fee required.